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Henry J



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(Permalink) Posted: June 20 2007,11:20   

Neanderthal Man was an Innovator Says New University of Leicester Study
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Neanderthal man was not as stupid as has been made out says a new study published by a University of Leicester archaeologist.

In fact Neanderthals were far removed from their stereotypical image and were innovators, says Dr Terry Hopkinson of the School of Archaeology and Ancient History in a paper published in Antiquity.

(Well, that's one insurance company that'll need a new theme for their advertisements...)

Henry

  
Stephen Elliott



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(Permalink) Posted: June 20 2007,12:12   

Quote (Henry J @ June 20 2007,11:20)
Neanderthal Man was an Innovator Says New University of Leicester Study
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Neanderthal man was not as stupid as has been made out says a new study published by a University of Leicester archaeologist.

In fact Neanderthals were far removed from their stereotypical image and were innovators, says Dr Terry Hopkinson of the School of Archaeology and Ancient History in a paper published in Antiquity.

(Well, that's one insurance company that'll need a new theme for their advertisements...)

Henry

With a bigger brain cavity than we have, I never understood why neanderthalls where painted as dumb either.

  
J-Dog



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(Permalink) Posted: June 20 2007,13:30   

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Quote (Henry J @ June 20 2007,11:20)
Neanderthal Man was an Innovator Says New University of Leicester Study
 
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Neanderthal man was not as stupid as has been made out says a new study published by a University of Leicester archaeologist.

In fact Neanderthals were far removed from their stereotypical image and were innovators, says Dr Terry Hopkinson of the School of Archaeology and Ancient History in a paper published in Antiquity.

(Well, that's one insurance company that'll need a new theme for their advertisements...)

Henry

With a bigger brain cavity than we have, I never understood why neanderthalls where painted as dumb either.

Right on brother!  I'm thinking that all of us here have a little Neandetal... well, some more than others.

Dembski?  No.  Not a chance.  Homo Floresiensis, maybe... if you know what I'm saying.

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Stephen Elliott



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(Permalink) Posted: June 20 2007,14:00   

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Right on brother!  I'm thinking that all of us here have a little Neandetal... well, some more than others.

Dembski?  No.  Not a chance.  Homo Floresiensis, maybe... if you know what I'm saying.

I was being serious BTW. Neanderthals could have been way smarter than us. But if they had an environment which never gave them the advantages that our ancestors had we could not know for certain.

I am using the thinking of Jared Diamond here in his book "Guns Germs and Steel". Being inteligent isn't enough on it's own. You also have to be in a society that has such productivity as to enable members to be doing imediately non-productive activity. This would include art or just thinking.

Sorry for my incoherence.

  
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